Any person(s) conducting business under a name other than their own in the Town of Preston shall file a Trade Name Certificate (PDF) with the Town Clerk. Each certificate will state the name of the business, full name of each person(s) conducting such business or authorized officer thereof, post-office address and acknowledged under oath prior to submitting to the Town Clerk.
Filing a Trade Name Certificate does not protect the business name. To protect the business name, you must register with the Secretary of State. For additional information regarding starting a new business, corporation or LLC, contact the Secretary of State at 860-509-6200 or 800-540-3764 or visit the Secretary of State website.
Those Who Do Not Need To File a Trade Name Certificate
The trade name filing requirement does not apply to:
Partnerships, if the partnership name contains the true last name of at least one of the persons comprising said partnership.
Limited partnerships which have registered with the Secretary of State.
Limited liability companies which have registered with the Secretary of State.
Fee For Filing
The fee for filing a Trade Name Certificate in the Town Clerk's Office is $10.